Monday, September 30, 2013

Telemystery: Cagney & Lacey, Diagnosis Murder, Jack Irish, The Mod Squad, and Poirot, New This Week on DVD

Telemystery, the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD

Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or Video-on-Demand, is profiling five series from our site being released this week.

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Cagney & Lacey: Season Four

Cagney & Lacey
Season Four

Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly star as Chris Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey, two NYPD homicide detectives in this CBS crime drama. With contrasting personalities, each have a different perspective on both personal and professional situations.

This fourth "volume" is actually the fifth season of the series. The true first season stars Meg Foster as Chris Cagney, but these episodes tend to be overlooked when talking about the series as a whole.

Cagney & Lacey: Season Four on DVD  Cagney & Lacey: Season Four on Amazon Instant VOD  Cagney & Lacey: Season Four on iTunes

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Diagnosis Murder: Season Five

Diagnosis Murder
Season Five

In this season of the series, Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) puts his stethoscope aside once again to take on political conspirators and fellow doctors and in the course almost loses Steve … then ends up on death row, charged with the attempted murder of his own son. It's Code Red at County General Hospital.

This fifth season originally aired from September 1997 to May 1998 on CBS.

Diagnosis Murder: Season Five on DVD

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Jack Irish: Season One

Jack Irish
Season One

Guy Pearce is Jack Irish, the brooding antihero of Australian writer Peter Temple's award-winning novels. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons.

When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or outdrink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him — a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution. As much as he tries to break away, the underworld is where he thrives—and the only place he can find redemption.

This DVD set includes two feature-length mysteries, "Bad Debts" and "Black Tide", adapted from the first two books in Temple's series featuring the character.

Jack Irish: Season One on DVD  Jack Irish: Season One on Blu-ray Disc

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The Mod Squad: Season Four (V1)

The Mod Squad
Season Four

The Mod Squad are three hipper-than-hip undercover cops with a touch of menace and plenty of attitude, and stars Michael Cole as Pete Cochren, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes.

Younger looking than they were, these three police officers were able to earn the confidence of the bad guys, infiltrate their domain, and then bust their backsides while still looking good.

This penultimate fourth season, which originally aired on ABC from September 1971 through March 1972, is being released in two DVD sets:

Season Four, Volume 1: The Mod Squad: Season Four (V1) on DVD

Season Four, Volume 2:  The Mod Squad: Season Four (V2) on DVD

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Poirot: Series Seven and Eight

Series Seven and Eight

Agatha Christie's beloved detective solves complex cases with flair and finesse in these four feature-length mysteries from the hit series.

Set amid the unparalleled elegance of the Art Deco era, these beautifully remastered adaptations star David Suchet as Poirot, Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon.

The episodes are:

"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd": Poirot's much-needed retreat to the countryside is interrupted by the murder of a prosperous industrialist.

"Lord Edgware Dies": Following the death of a loathsome aristocrat, Poirot is stymied by his suspects' ironclad alibis.

"Murder in Mesopotamia": The detective travels to Iraq and finds himself embroiled in a web of rivalries, jealousy, and murder at an archaeological dig.

"Evil Under the Sun": A sojourn in Devon turns into an investigation for Poirot after the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the beach.

Poirot: Series Seven and Eight on DVD  Poirot: Series Seven and Eight on Blu-ray Disc

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Visit the Telemystery website to discover more television mystery series currently available on and coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or video on demand.


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